HealthNotDiets Digest, Issue 12, 2019

March 22 - March 28, 2019

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Articles & Blogs

Dove's new photo project is changing the way women are seen in the media

by Georgia Drew

"When there’s more diversity behind the lens, there is more diversity in front of it.”


The True Dollar Cost of the Anti-Vaccine Movement

by Maryn McKenna

“Every grave illness and death is an individual tragedy, but the cost of vaccine hesitancy also enforces a shared public toll.”


I Love My Plus-Size Body But I Still Deal With Food Shame

by Laura Delarato

"It took me a long time to let go of my eating disorder and an even longer time to be at peace with my body.”


The Daily Realities of Being Fat, Black, and Queer in Public Spaces

by Da'Shaun Harrison

“When we assign language like “overweight” to bodies, we assume that there is a default, “normal” weight for bodies across the board. There is not.”


Reducetarian: Making peace between meat-eaters and vegetarians

By Paula Goodyer

“Tension between meat-eaters and vegetarians can run high, with both sides capable of trading insults and misinformation."


5 Things I’ve Learned From Being 'Ugly'

by Robert Hoge

“I have realized how I look is part of me but not all of me. This realisation didn’t come fully formed when I was born. It developed over years of thinking, teasing, talking, friendship, bullying and love"


Missed something the doctor said? Recording your appointments gives you a chance to go back

by Amelia Hyatt and Ruby Lipson-Smith

“patients who are given personalised recordings of their medical consultations feel their recall and understanding is improved.”


Decision Fatigue Gets in the Way of Peaceful Eating

by Vania Phitidis

"There are a few things you can do to free up your executive function so you can make more empowered choices around your eating.”


The Tragedy of Body Shame in Women Over 50

by Nicole Christina

“Diets help us put our lives in a safe container; instead of allowing ourselves to feel invisible, sad, or jealous, for example, we can focus in on carbs, points, calories or pounds. Dieting brings all of the ambivalence and discomfort into a realm we can control.”


4 Stereotypes About Eating Disorders and Gender That Need to Go

by Melissa A Fabello

“The assumption that eating disorders are predicated on womanhood — and a very particular cisheteronormative standard of womanhood at that — is harmful to people who are suffering and fall outside of that stereotype.”


5 Popular Health At Every Size® (HAES®) Myths Busted

by Vincci Tsui

“A HAES practitioner should never make you feel ashamed for wanting to lose weight. Instead, our job is to help you unpack what is behind the desire to lose weight, what the research tells us about weight, and ultimately leave it up to you to decide your next steps.”


Fat Kid Dance Party Is a Joyful At-Home Workout You’ll Love

by Maggie McGill

“I worried that joy in movement as an adult was a fantasy. Then I found Fat Kid Dance Party."


Giving up on dieting could be good for your health

by Carrie Dennett

“HAES supports people in choosing health behaviors that are sustainable and improve quality of life, regardless of what they weigh or their current level of health."


Privilege Literacy: Why we Need to Know About the Effects of Power, Privilege and Status to Live Nonviolently

by Sarah Peyton

“the more advantage a person has, the less likely they are to consider others"


Disabled Doctors: Healing the Medical Model?

by Tim Gilmer

“As with any underrepresented group in medicine, professional diversity should reflect our population’s diversity. That simple change can bring awareness, empathy and a shared experience that ultimately makes all of us better”